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a method of closing a debate and forcing an immediate vote
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A parliamentary procedure by which debate is ended and an immediate vote is taken on the matter under discussion. Also called closure.
tr.v. clo·tured, clo·tur·ing, clo·tures
To apply cloture to (a parliamentary debate).
[French clôture, from Old French closture, probably alteration of closure, closure; see closure.]
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(Parliamentary Procedure) closure in the US Senate
(Parliamentary Procedure) (tr) to end (debate) in the US Senate by cloture
[C19: from French clôture, from Old French closure]
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n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. a closing of debate in a legislative body in order to bring the question to a vote.v.t.
2. to close (a debate) by cloture.
[1870–75; < French clôture, Middle French closture < Vulgar Latin *clōstūra, alter. of Latin clōstra, claustra, pl. of claustrum barrier]
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Past participle: clotured
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|Noun||1.||cloture - a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body|
parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, order - a body of rules followed by an assembly
|Verb||1.||cloture - terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"|
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A. N (US) (Pol) → clausura f
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